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#1000 Black Girl Books

This collection of books has been curated by Marley Dias through the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, featuring books with black girls as the main characters. 



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by Moody, Anne, 1940-
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Autobiographical
Topics: Moody, Anne, 1940-, African American girls, African Americans, African American girls, African...
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
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"American girl library."
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Girls, Grooming
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by Russell, Rachel Renée
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Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group
Topics: Popularity, Friendship, Artists, Schools, Diaries, Jugendbuch, Tagebuchroman, Freundschaft,...
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by Walker, Alice, 1944-
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Topics: African American college students, African American women, Voter registration
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by bell hooks
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Topics: Hooks, Bell -- Childhood and youth, African Americans -- Biography, African American women --...
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves...
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls, Coming of age
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by Jesmyn Ward
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Hesse, Karen; Muth, Jon J., ill
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A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat
Topics: Rain and rainfall, Summer, Mothers and daughters, African Americans
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by Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49)
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
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by Morrison, Toni
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After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful,...
Topics: African American women, Women slaves, Infanticide
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Rainey, Ma, 1886-1939, Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937, Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959, Rainey, Gertrude...
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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"A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977- author
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"An Anchor Books original"--Title page verso
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Karen Hesse
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Topics: Prejudices -- Fiction., Ku Klux Klan -- Fiction., Vermont -- Fiction.
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by Taylor, Mildred D
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Sequel: Let the circle be unbroken
Topics: African Americans, Logan family (Fictitious characters : Taylor), African Americans, Prejudices,...
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by Browne, Eileen
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Handa journeys to another village to surprise her friend with a basket of fruit but the surprise turns out to be on Handa
Topics: Fruit, Fruit, Animals, Friendship
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by Hopkinson, Nalo
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A fantasy novel of urban decay whose heroine turns to Afro-Caribbean magic to help a boyfriend escape gangs. The gangs are enforcing a contract to produce a human heart for transplant, even if the boyfriend has to kill for it. The setting is a futuristic Toronto
Topics: Inner cities, Obeah (Cult), Future in popular culture
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by Williams, Vera B
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A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire
Topics: Family life, Saving and investment, Chairs, Family, Saving and investment, Chairs
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by Angelou, Maya, 1928-
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by Bridges, Ruby; Lundell, Margo
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--P. [4] of cover
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Topics: Bridges, Ruby, Bridges, Ruby, African American children, African Americans, School integration,...
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Topics: Kincaid, Jamaica, Novelists, Antiguan and Barbudan
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by Tarpley, Natasha; Lewis, Earl B., ill
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A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair
Topics: Hair, African Americans, Hair, Afro-Americans
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by Branley, Franklyn Mansfield, 1915-2002; Emberley, Barbara, ill; Emberley, Ed, ill
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Explains the phases of the moon--the changes that seem to happen to it as it goes around Earth
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by Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002
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Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair
Topics: Leukemia, Wheelchairs, People with disabilities, Schools, African Americans, Leukemia, Wheelchairs,...
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by Atinuke; Tobia, Lauren
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First published: London : Walker Books, 2007
Topics: Hibiscus, Anna (Fictitious character), Families, City and town life
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by Allen, Debbie; Nelson, Kadir, ill
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Originally published: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2000
Topics: Ballet, Self-confidence, Teasing, Ballet dancing, Self-confidence in girls, African American girls,...
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by Karen English
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Topics: Readers - Chapter Books, Social Issues - Friendship, Juvenile Fiction / Social Situations /...
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by Painter, Nell Irvin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-343) and index
Topics: Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883, Afro-American abolitionists, Abolitionists, Women abolitionists, Social...
Source: removedNEL
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by Mildred D. Taylor
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Topics: Trees -- Fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction
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by Williams-Garcia, Rita
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In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp
Topics: Black Panther Party, Sisters, Mothers, Poets, African Americans, Civil rights movements
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Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Family life, Prejudices, Sisters, Diaries
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by Hamilton, Virginia
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Washington, George, 1732-1799, Judge, Oney, Slavery, African Americans
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by Souljah, Sister
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Winter Santiaga, the daughter of one of Brooklyn's most powerful drug czars, uses her own weapons--including sex and an aggressive attitude--to stay on top, after her father's empire is threatened by a drug war
Topics: General, Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction / General, Action & Adventure, African American...
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by John Steptoe
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Topics: Fairy tales, Africa -- Fiction
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by Hopkinson, Deborah
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A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North
Topics: Slavery, Quilts, Slavery, Quilts, Underground railroad, Esclaves
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by Pierce, Tamora; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sequel to: Tris's book
Topics: Kisubo, Daja (Fictitious character), Tris (Fictitious character : Pierce), Sandry (Fictitious...
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by Eve Bunting
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Topics: Gardening -- Juvenile fiction, Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction, Birthdays -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Best, Cari; Daly, Niki, illustrator
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"A Melanie Kroupa book"--Half title page
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Libraries, Work, City and town life, African Americans, Mothers and...
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by McDonough, Yona Zeldis; Harrison, Nancy, 1963- ill
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Who was Harriet Tubman? -- Life in Maryland -- Looking for the North Star -- Free man's wife --- Free at last -- Conductor -- Country at war -- Moses of her people
Topics: Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Slaves, African American women,...
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by Sundee Tucker Frazier
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Topics: Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction,...
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by Zora Neale Hurston
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Topics: Hurston, Zora Neale -- Biography, African American women novelists -- 20th century -- Biography,...
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by DiPucchio, Kelly S; Pham, LeUyen, ill
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When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president
Topics: Presidents, Political campaigns, Elections, Schools
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by Katz, Karen
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Cover title
Topics: Racially mixed people, Color, Picture books
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by Morrison, Toni
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The epitome of a group of women's ideals about love, fatherhood, and friendship, wealthy hotel owner Bill Cosey finds his life compromised by his troubled past and his feelings about a spellbinding woman named Celestial
Topics: African American women, Seaside resorts, Hotelkeepers, Rich people, Death, Love stories
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by Rich, Adrienne Cecile; Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth; Gelpi, Albert
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l edition
Topics: Rich, Adrienne Cecile -- Criticism and interpretation, Women and literature -- United States --...
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by Havill, Juanita; O'Brien, Anne Sibley, ill
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When her older brother refuses to let her tag along with him, Jamaica goes off by herself and allows a younger child to play with her
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Friendship, Play, Brothers and sisters, Friendship, Play
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by Johnson, Angela, 1961-
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Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Chris Cleave
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Topics: Young women -- Fiction, Nigerians -- England -- Fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction,...
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by Hurston, Zora Neale
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Originally published: J.B. Lippincott, c1935
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Tales, Tales, Voodooism, African Americans, African...
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by Barbara E. Barber
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Topics: Basketball -- Fiction., African Americans -- Fiction., Sex role -- Fiction.
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by Lombard, Jenny
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When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond
Topics: Refugees, Emigration and immigration, Albanian Americans, Family life, Friendship, Schools,...
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by Grimes, Nikki
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Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her...until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future. This...
Topics: Writing, Imagination, Family life, Novels in verse, Writing, Imagination, Families
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Topic: African American women
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by Schraff, Anne E; Langan, Paul
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This story continues the tale of the Wills family. Darcy learns that Hakeem, her first boyfriend, is moving out of the state. Then her grandmother's health declines and a mysterious new person comes into her life
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Carter, Nikki, 1974-
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244 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: African American teenagers -- Juvenile fiction, Female friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Football...
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by Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965-; Hale, Christy, illustrator
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Sequel to: Mama Elizabeti
Topics: First day of school, Schools, Family life, Fiction
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by Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-; Rosales, Melodye, ill
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"Ages 7 and up"--Cover p. [4]
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Slavery, Underground Railroad
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by Anna McQuinn
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Topics: Libraries -- Fiction, Books and reading -- Fiction
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by Kirsten Larsen
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Topics: Fairies -- Fiction., Plants -- Fiction., Gardens -- Fiction.
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by Claire A. Nivola
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Topics: Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Children: Kindergarten, Biography &...
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"A Fireside book."
Topics: African American women, Peace
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by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Topics: Juvenile Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Children: Grades...
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by Edelman, Marian Wright
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Originally published: Boston : Beacon Press, c1999
Topics: Edelman, Marian Wright, Edelman, Marian Wright, Edelman, Marian Wright, Mentoring, African American...
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by Flake, Sharon
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Sequel to: The Coretta Scott King honor book :Money hungry
Topics: Poor, Fathers and daughters, Homeless persons, Inner cities, African Americans, Poor, African...
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by Grimes, Nikki
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112 pages : 19 cm
Topics: Voluntarism -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002; Dillon, Leo, ill; Dillon, Diane, ill
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Bibliography: p. 175-178
Topics: African Americans, Tales, African Americans, Folklore
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by Julius Lester
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Topics: Creation -- Fiction., God -- Fiction., Angels -- Fiction., African Americans -- Fiction.
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by Kathryn M. Talalay
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Topics: Schuyler, Philippa, Pianists -- United States -- Biography
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by Slater, Calvin, author
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Includes an excerpt from "Diva Rules."
Topics: African American high school students, Man-woman relationships, Interpersonal relations, Teenagers,...
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by Greenfield, Eloise, author
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47 pages : 29 cm
Topics: American poetry, Children's poetry, American, Children's poetry
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by Flake, Sharon
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"Jump at the sun."
Topics: Money, Mothers and daughters, Single-parent families, Inner cities, African Americans
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by Eloise Greenfield
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Topic: Africa -- Juvenile fiction
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by Earl Sewell
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Topics: African American teenage girls, Cousins, Juvenile fiction, African American families, Families